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JAN.31.2018 | Highlights of the Israeli high-tech, venture capital, startups and private equity industry
 
Research Highlights
 
 
IVC Research Center and ZAG S&W report: Five-year consecutive growth - During 2017 Israeli high-tech companies raised $5.24 billion in 620 transactions
Key facts: • Israeli VC funds invested $814 million in 2017 - the highest sum since 2013 • Four deals over $100 million each captured 12 percent of total amount raised in 2017 • Number of deals in seed stage dropped 17 percent in 2017 compared to 2016 • Average financing round reached $8.5 million almost tripled compared to 2013
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Most Active Venture Capital Funds in Israel - 2017 IVC Research Center and APM & Co. report: Vertex Israel is the most active VC fund in 2017 - leading the list with 12 new investments
Key facts: • Israeli VC’s increased their activity with 212 new deals - holding 48% of the total first investments – a five-year record • Number of early stage rounds (seed + A rounds) dropped 14% in 2017 compared to 2016 • An increase of 22% (71 deals) in the number of first investments in B rounds in 2017 compared to 2016 (58 deals)
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From the Editor
 
 
Serial Entrepreneurs: are they better?
Many entrepreneurs start their pitch by emphasizing that they are serial entrepreneurs. Usually, the habit to glorify yourself with this title is a necessary marketing tool for entrepreneurs that either have failed in their previous ventures and/or sold the business for insignificant amounts.
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Zvika Schechter's recommended reads of Januray
Zvika Schechter, co-founder and Managing Director of Giza Venture Capital, is an avid reader. He goes through piles of material and sends us articles he finds interesting and relevant, on subjects spanning technology, venture capital, investments and how business is done. We are sharing some of his best recommendations with you.
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IVC High-Tech Yearbook 

2017
 
 
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The IVC High-Tech Yearbook 2017
 
IVC Yearbook   The Go-To Guide for the Israel High-Tech & Venture Capital Community Now Available.

Brought to you by the renowned IVC Research Center, the 2017 IVC High-Tech Yearbook is a comprehensive publication geared specifically for the Israel venture capital community. The yearbook includes valuation, funding and statistical analysis of the VC deals in Israel, as well as in-depth profiles, stats and contact information for the vast majority of Israeli high tech companies. The 2017 IVC High-Tech Yearbook has been redesigned in an innovative format that makes navigation easier than ever. .
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Financing Rounds
Company Name Round Type Capital Raised
Pcysys Seed $2.75m
c2a Seed $0.9m
Origami Logic Fourth Round $15.2m
DIGEST: 33 financing rounds were made this month.
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Most Viewed Companies
Company Name
10Levels
11Sheep
05PC
DIGEST: There are currently 7692 high-tech profiles in the database. These are the top -3 most viewed in the past month.
 
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Exits
Company Name Exit Type Amount
WeissBeerger Acquired $80m
Maxximilk Acquired N/A
Sigmento Acquired N/A
12 exits were closed this month.
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Seeking Capital
Company Name Capital Raised
NiaMedic $7.2m
LetsFood $0.06m
MAGO N/A
DIGEST: 18 startups are now raising capital.
These are the latest 3.
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Upcoming Events
Event Name Event Date
2018 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit Feb. 01, 2018
Israel HR Tech Feb. 05, 2018
E-world energy & water 2018 Feb. 08, 2018
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Company of the Month
 
Mellanox
Mellanox is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services.
 
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Trading Places
 
Liam Galin
President and CEO
Matomy Media Group Ltd.
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Assaf Rappaport
General Manager
Microsoft Israel Research & Development Ltd.
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In the News
 
Tech Mahindra Rolls Out Startup Collaboration Program in Israel
The India-based information technology and consulting firm is looking to invest in 20 startups in the program's first year
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Ami Appelbaum: Innovation must be linked to growth
The Israel Innovation Authority's new chairperson Ami Appelbaum sets out his vision for the Startup Nation.
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High-Tech Industry Reports
Report of the Month
 
High-Tech Financing Rounds
This report delves deep into Israeli high-tech capital raising and venture capital financing, detailing all financing rounds by Israeli high-tech companies in the past two years, including dates, amounts and investors. The report can be delivered by sector, stage or type of deal.
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